ERIN LODI, THE WIRECUTTER:
"The $600 Sony a5100 is the entry-level mirrorless camera we recommend for most beginners. It stands out from the competition by delivering superior photo quality while being easier to use right out of the box thanks to simple menus and controls, plus it offers enough flexibility to keep up with a new photographer’s developing skills. After 60 hours of research and 25 hours of testing, we found the a5100 takes photos as well as cameras that go for hundreds more by employing a sensor that rivals DSLRs and a class-leading hybrid autofocusing system. The a5100 also boasts one of the largest catalogues of available lenses from both Sony and other manufacturers."
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